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Decathlon voucher codes?

Posted: Today at 07:00

BT Idon't think they do voucher codes but they do have a loyalty card 


Barefoot Marathon Guy...

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:51

I passed someone in vibram ff type barefoot shoes he was walking and looked a bit uncomfortable, not that that narrows it down much 

VLM gps watch accuracy

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 20:59

26.30 on my garmin - I was practically elbowing people out of the way to stick to the blue line.  Although my garmin trace has me taking a small diversion into the Thames at mile 23 

Loss of appetite!

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 20:53

That's weird, I am the same, going through the motions but just not hungry.  I feel perfectly fine, quads a bit sore but otherwise fine.  It's my second marathon but I can't remember feeling like this last time.  I did carbo load a lot so maybe I overdid it a bit!

Touch screen MP3 players

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:13

+1 for a shuffle, I only use mine for running and it's perfect - small and light, clips on anywhere, controls easy to use by feel - don't know how anyone lugs a big iPod or iPhone  around with them.

How many years of running before attempting a marathon

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 19:51

Be careful - ypur life has to fit round your training (complicated if you have a family) - and no matter how bad an experience you have, you will immediately want to do another one

London Marathon chip malfunction

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 19:48

I called them and they took all my details and said they should be able to sort something out, it will take about a week.

They did ask some tricky questions like what finish funnel I went through - didn't have a clue - I thought there 4 and apparently there were 3 - all a bit of a blur by then 

Thanks all for your replies

London Marathon chip malfunction

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 11:13

Thank you both. I will call them Gladrags once I've downloaded my Garmin, I can live with the Garmin splits but do want an official time.  it's just one of those things and I certainly wasn't breaking any records yesterday but reassuring to know that they should be able to come up with something


Lost bag - London marathon 2014

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:27

There was so much goodwill around yesterday, hopefully that kind soul did pick it up.  There is a phone number on the website you could try calling - there's probably sooo much lost property and they might only respond to people who come asking.  Good luck x

London Marathon chip malfunction

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:07

My chip didn't work yesterday so I have no official time, no splits, nothing. As far as LM are concerned I didn't start.  

I have my garmin track, my medal and hopefully some race photos to prove I actually did it!  I'll give them a call later but just wondering if this has ever happened to anyone else and what was the outcome? 

Edited just to add that there are some photos up already

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London Marathon chip malfunction

My chip didn't work boo :( 
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Fleet Half Marathon 17 March

More places available 
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When and how to resume VLM training after injury

Just a twinge, should I just carry on? 
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The Olympic legacy

Anyone else's family feeling the Olympics effect? 
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